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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 8:12am

Pentagon lays out steps for implementation of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal.

The U.S. military is about to embark on a massive new training program as it begins to implement the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".

"The first step being implementing or changing policies, the second step being training changes and then of course, the training of the actual force," explained Undersecretary of Defense Clifford Stanley.

While service members will no longer be discharged for their sexual orientation when the repeal is implemented, there are other things that won't change.

There will still be no medical, travel or housing benefits for same sex partners.

As for how long implementation will take, that's still uncertain.

The repeal will take effect 60 days after President Obama, the Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and the Joint Chiefs Chairman certify the military is ready.

That's expected to happen sometime this summer.

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